First burn in the Firebox Nano

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  1. HannahT

    HannahT Firebug Hobbyist Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    I won this in the greenwood fire challenge, and it just came in Friday. Thanks @Mountain Mel !! To try it out for the first time, I decided to test a hypothesis. I was hoping I could cook one of those mug cake mixes in a canteen cup over it. Upon further thought, I figured it'd just burn the bottom and leave the top uncooked. Which is what it did. Luckily I like lemon cake pudding :D

    I like this little stove! Next time I'll bring some aluminum foil and bake my cake the right way :)

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    @HannahT ,
    Those are great stoves! You may want to look at a Trangia gas burner or the Chinese clones on Amazon or eBay to extend its usefulness into the dual-fuel range or also the Trangia alcohol burner to put it into the tri-fuel mode...

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    ezra
     

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    @HannahT don't forget they fit perfectly in your double altoids pouches.
     
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    Good advice!

    I was stubborn and didn't want to give in to the trangia, I finaly did when my mom asked what I wanted for my birthday, figured the trangia was perfect because of the price and it was something I knew I would never buy for myself. All I can say is "SO SO CONVENIENT"

    Its going to come in really handy this fall and winter making hot meals during my lunch break.
     
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    I have the same little stove. Haven't done any real cooking on mine yet though.....
     
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    Twig stoves are really great for quick one or two person brew ups.

    For a base camp or more people like at a Kelly Kettle style , can boil water very quickly and with an adapter can cook on top.
     
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    I have seen them used and like the idea of a small twig stove, but I think that a bigger one is more versatile. As GreyOne said, it is good for a brew (or heating water for something dehydrated), but I would have no problem grilling a steak or a leg quarter on my Core4. (there to, I tend to eat more than the average)

    I guess it depends on your intentions.
     
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    Regulation of heat is the key. Twigs great for heating liquids and making things like bannock and anything boiled. Alcohol in Trangia heat can be regulated to some extent for stews and soup and drinks like tea, coffee.etc. The gas Trangia will allow simmering and making things like eggs,potatoes,pancakes, and anything fried or stir-fried. For 1-2 people, that stove is extremely versatile.
    Enjoy it to the utmost!

    Nice photos, btw!
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    Always fun to try out new gear!
     
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    @HannahT
    Just an example of cooking with your stove and Trangia gas...
    Breakfast for 1 today. With a larger skillet, which this stove will easily hold, food for more is easily possible.

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    My go to, most of the time.

    It works surprisingly well and you can actually control it for everything with a bit of technique.
     
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    Like the Esbit alcohol stove? I've got one of those. I'll have to try that!

    I've been thinking about that :D
     
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    I believe it is very similar in dimension to the Trangia and the lip surrounding the burner fits on the two shorter insert rods on your stove and kind of " locks" in.

    Should work fine!

    Edit...does work fine...pic attached. Esbit stove that hasn't been used yet. Esbit kit small pan fits great on top as well.

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    Awesome man, congrats. I've had mine for some time and still haven't used it. Shame on me...
     
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    Thanks! I am going to have to try that method. Twigs are a pain...

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    @HannahT you are an enabler as I now own a firebox nano thanks to your post. Actually it looks like what I’ve been after for a twig stove so thanks.
     
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    Enablers unite!!! Alas, our addiction is maddening!
     
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    :dblthumb: We all seem to do that to each other! Based on my first test, I think I'm going to like this thing :)

    SS I think.
     
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    Nope- it was one of those mug cake mixes. I still haven't got the burnt stuff scraped off the bottom :34:
     
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    Thanks! Gottcha.
     
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